US to test nuclear-powered spacecraft by 2027

       

The silhouette of US engineer and NASA astronaut Megan McArthur is seen past the NASA logo in the Webb Auditorium at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC, on June 7, 2022. (STEFANI REYNOLDS / AFP) WASHINGTON – The United States plans to test a spacecraft engine powered by nuclear fission by 2027 as part of a long-term NASA effort to demonstrate more efficient methods of propelling …

IAEA deploys permanent mission at Ukraine’s nuclear plant

       

This handout photo taken on Sept 1, 2022 and obtained from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Sept 7, 2022 shows a general view of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant during an IAEA Support and Assistance Mission in Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine. The IAEA has deployed its permanent monitoring mission at Khmelnytsky nuclear power plant in western Ukraine, thus completing the establishment of its …

IAEA completing stationing of missions at Ukraine nuke plants

       

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal talks during the French-Ukrainian conference for resilience and reconstruction at the Ministry of Economy in Paris, Dec 13, 2022. (MICHEL EULER / AP) KYIV – The International Atomic Energy Agency is finalizing the stationing of permanent missions at Ukrainian nuclear power plants, the Ukrainian government press service reported Wednesday. While speaking at a joint briefing with IAEA Director General Rafael …

‘Russia makes 1st nuke warheads for Poseidon super torpedo’

       

A Russian submarine takes part in the "Vostok-2022" military exercises at the Peter the Great Gulf of the Sea of Japan outside the city of Vladivostok on Sept 5, 2022. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) MOSCOW – Russia has produced the first nuclear warheads for the self-powered Poseidon super torpedoes that are being developed for deployment on the Belgorod nuclear submarine, TASS reported on Monday, citing …

UN nuclear watchdog to increase presence in Ukraine

       

This Nov 14, 2007 picture shows a view of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna. The IAEA has praised China's efforts and progress in stepping up nuclear security and contributing to global governance of nuclear security. (JOE KLAMAR / AFP) VIENNA / UNITED NATIONS- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Friday that it would step up its presence in Ukraine …

IAEA monitoring missions to be sent to Ukraine’s nuke plants

       

A file photo taken on Sept 20, 2022, shows the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear plant in Yuzhnoukrainsk, Ukraine. (GENYA SAVILOV / AFP) KIEV – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will send monitoring missions to nuclear power plants (NPPs) in Ukraine, the Ukrainian government-run Ukrinform news agency reported Tuesday, citing a senior official. "In the near future, these missions will be deployed at all NPPs," Oleg Korikov, …

German coalition row reignited with call to review nuclear exit

       

In this file photo taken on Oct 19, 2022, German Transportation Minister, Volker Wissing, addresses the media during a press conference on the 'Master Plan Car Charging Infrastructure' in Berlin, Germany. (MICHAEL SOHN / AP) BERLIN – Germany's transport minister called for an expert committee to examine whether the lifespan of the country's nuclear plants should be extended, reopening a row within Chancellor Olaf Scholz's …

IAEA chief seeks solution for Zaporizhzhia plant by year-end

       

This file photo dated May 1, 2022, shows a Russian soldier guarding an area of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. (PHOTO / AP) MILAN – The International Atomic Energy Agency hopes to reach an agreement with Russia and Ukraine to create a protection zone at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant by the end of the year, the head of the UN atomic watchdog was quoted …

‘US should create conditions for complete nuclear disarmament’

       

This undated file photo of the Pentagon seen from an airplane over Washington D.C., the United States. (LIU JIE / XINHUA) BEIJING – The United States should seriously reflect on its nuclear policy and step up to its special, primary responsibilities in nuclear disarmament, in order to create conditions for attaining the ultimate goal of complete and thorough nuclear disarmament, China's foreign ministry said on …

IAEA says to strengthen presence in all nuclear plants in Ukraine

       

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi briefs the media during a news conference with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock at the foreign ministry in Berlin, Germany, Nov 15, 2022. (MARKUS SCHREIBER / AP) KIEV – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will strengthen its presence at all nuclear power plants (NPPs) in Ukraine, IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi said Tuesday. …

Welders wanted: France steps up recruitment amid nuke power crisis

       

This photo shows the Bugey nuclear plant in Saint-Vulbas, around Lyon, central France on Oct 13, 2022. (LAURENT CIPRIANI / AP) PARIS – French power giant EDF is looking to recruit a new generation of welders, pipe-fitters and boiler makers to fix its ageing nuclear reactors and build more of them, as Europe's energy crisis rekindles the allure of atomic power. The problem is that …

France steps up recruitment drive as nuke power crisis deepens

       

This photo shows the Bugey nuclear plant in Saint-Vulbas, around Lyon, central France on Oct 13, 2022. (LAURENT CIPRIANI / AP) PARIS – French power giant EDF is looking to recruit a new generation of welders, pipe-fitters and boiler makers to fix its ageing nuclear reactors and build more of them, as Europe's energy crisis rekindles the allure of atomic power. The problem is that …

Welders wanted: France steps up recruitment drive amid nuclear crisis

       

This photo shows the Bugey nuclear plant in Saint-Vulbas, around Lyon, central France on Oct 13, 2022. (LAURENT CIPRIANI / AP) PARIS – French power giant EDF is looking to recruit a new generation of welders, pipe-fitters and boiler makers to fix its ageing nuclear reactors and build more of them, as Europe's energy crisis rekindles the allure of atomic power. The problem is that …

‘Russia, US have ways to manage nuclear risks’

       

Russia and the United States have ways to manage nuclear risks at the level of intelligence agencies, charge d'affaires of the US embassy in Moscow Elizabeth Rood told Russia's state news agency, adding that for now there are no meetings scheduled. Earlier this month, CIA director William Burns met Sergei Naryshkin, head of Russian foreign intelligence, and warned him about the consequences of any Russian …

MHI Delivers First Pump for Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant in UK

       

TOKYO, Nov 22, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has delivered the first pump set of total 34 units consisting of five models for Units 1 and 2 at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the United Kingdom to Trillium Flow Technologies (Trillium). The pump sets are important rotary components which will support operation of Hinkley Point …

IAEA: Explosions rock area of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

       

Photo taken on Aug 22, 2022 shows the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. (PHOTO / XINHUA) KIEV – Powerful explosions shook the area of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said, amid escalating conflicts between Ukraine and Russia. More than a dozen blasts were heard on Sunday close to the Zaporizhzhia NPP and at the …

nuclear power industry vies for bigger role in decarbonizing

       

Photo taken on Aug 22, 2022 shows the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. (PHOTO / XINHUA) SHARM EL-SHEIKH — Nuclear energy supporters including politicians and activists sought to polish the industry's spotty image on Wednesday, using the COP27 climate summit in Egypt to argue that atomic power offers a safe and cost-efficient way to decarbonize the world. Rising concerns about the swift pace of climate change and …

Finland urges diplomacy to attain peace in Ukraine

       

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto addresses a joint press conference with the Lithuanian President following their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius, Lithuania on Nov 4, 2022. (PETRAS MALUKAS / AFP) HELSINKI – Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on Monday underlined the need to assess the possibility of peace in the Ukraine conflict "also elsewhere than on the military front." Addressing the formal opening of a …

Finnish president urges diplomacy to attain peace in Ukraine

       

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto addresses a joint press conference with the Lithuanian President following their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius, Lithuania on Nov 4, 2022. (PETRAS MALUKAS / AFP) HELSINKI – Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on Monday underlined the need to assess the possibility of peace in the Ukraine conflict "also elsewhere than on the military front." Addressing the formal opening of a …

IAEA: External power restored to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

       

This handout photo taken on Sept 1, 2022 and obtained from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Sept 7, 2022 shows a general view of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant during an IAEA Support and Assistance Mission in Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine. (HANDOUT / IAEA) VIENNA – External power has been restored to Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant two days after it was disconnected …